Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the amazing Broke and Bookish!
This week’s theme was “Top Ten Books if You Like –” and we could fill in the blank with any movie, TV show, etc. that we wanted. I actually had a hard time thinking of a topic for this fill in the blank. I wanted to feature the great sci-fi books I’ve read recently, so I decided the new Star Trek movies best match the content and feel of this set of books. I wouldn’t call myself a true Trekkie, but I have seen my fair share of the Star Trek series and movies. I grew up watching Star Trek Next Generation and the original Star Trek on VHS thanks to my parents, and enjoyed the movies. But I absolutely LOVE the two newest Star Trek movies and have seen them so many times it’s not worth counting anymore. Star Trek in all its forms has definitely contributed to my love of sci-fi in general. So, here are the most recent sci-fi books I’ve read that fans of space travel, aliens, mystery, and action should definitely enjoy. This week features a shorter list, only five books, since real life is getting busy this month and cutting into my blogging time, so it goes.
1. These Broken Stars, by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner: This book takes place on an alien planet after a spaceliner crashlands, and the two main characters are not as alone on the planet as they thought. Features creepy aliens, romance, and lots of action.
2. Across the Universe and 3. A Million Suns, both by Beth Revis: The first two books in a trilogy, these center on a spaceship full of people headed to establish a human civilization on a planet lightyears away. The hundreds of years they’ve spent on the ship have not all been good ones, and the dark mystery surrounding their voyage makes for a suspenseful read. While neither of these books take place on an alien planet, they are in space and headed to an alien planet, so I think they deserve a spot on this list.
4. The Ophelia Prophecy, by Sharon Lynn Fisher: This book takes place on earth, but features some advanced futuristic technology and some genetically-engineered insect-humans that do not consider really themselves human. That come across as very alien-like and makes this a great sci-fi read.
5. Ender’s Game, by Orson Scott Card: The fight between humans and aliens is central to the plot, although the focus is really on Ender and his personal struggles as he trains to fight. This is an action-filled scifi that was recently turned into a movie, though I haven’t seen it yet. Have you?